Definify.com

Webster 1913 Edition


Congenial

Con-gen′ial

([GREEK]; 106)
,
Adj.
[Pref.
con-
+
genial
.]
1.
Partaking of the same nature; allied by natural characteristics; kindred; sympathetic.
Congenial
souls! whose life one avarice joins.
Pope.
2.
Naturally adapted; suited to the disposition;
as, a
congenial
atmosphere to work in
.
Congenial clime.”
C. J. Fox.
To defame the excellence with which it has no sympathy . . . is its
congenial
work.
I. Taylor.

Webster 1828 Edition


Congenial

CONGENIAL

,
Adj.
[L. See Generate.]
1.
Partaking of the same genus, kind or nature; kindred; cognate; as congenial souls.
2.
Belonging to the nature; natural; agreeable to the nature; usually followed by to; as, this severity is not congenial to him.
3.
Natural; agreeable to the nature; adapted; as a soil congenial to a plant.

Definition 2022


congenial

congenial

English

Adjective

congenial (comparative more congenial, superlative most congenial)

  1. Having the same or very similar nature, personality, tastes, habits or interests.
  2. Friendly or sociable.
    The congenial bartender makes the Hog’s Head an inviting place to hang out during the weekends.
  3. Suitable to one's needs.
    • 1961, J. A. Philip, Mimesis in the Sophistês of Plato, in Proceedings and Transactions of the American Philological Association 92, page 453-468:
      What was it that made this notion of mimesis, in spite of its inherent difficulties that only the dialectical method enables him to avoid, seem so useful and congenial to Plato?

Translations

Anagrams